Lily Berry is escaping to a Jane Austen revival. She has had multiple losses. Her mother passed away, her father is in a relationship way too soon, her boyfriend dumped her while her mother was ill and told her she was needy. She looses her job because she is reading instead of working.
When she gets to England she has no job at the beginning and uses one of the rooms that was assigned to another girl. When Bets her roommate finally shows up, she is not considerate of Lily's personal belongings.
Lily is able to find things to do around the Manor, even create a tea party with entertainment for the Jainetes.
Her love life is tangled between different men.
I have got to say this is my first Jane Austen world kind of book. Loving Jane Austen's books I thought this would be great, was greatly disappointed. I don't believe there was great character growth and the protagonist was not very likable.